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Human capital investment and globalization in extortionary states

Humankapitalinvestitionen und Globalisierung in Ausbeutungsstaaten

Fredrik Andersson () and Kai Konrad ()

No FS IV 02-01, Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Market Processes and Governance from Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

Abstract: This paper considers education investment and public education policy in closed and open economies with an extortionary government. The extortionary government in a closed economy chooses an education policy in order to overcome a hold-up problem of time-consistent taxation similar to benevolent governments. The two types of government differ in their education policies if highly productive labor is mobile. Extortionary governments. incentives for a policy that stimulates higher private education efforts vanish; instead they have incentives to prevent individuals from mobility-increasing education investment. Tax competition therefore reduces hold-up problems of time-consistent extortionary taxation, but introduces other distortions that reduce workers. utility.

Keywords: Migration; education; globalization; commitment; time consistent income taxation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H21 H23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2002
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